August 20 — Vance Brand Airport / Seagate / Amgen

North of Nelson Road, west of Airport Road, south of St. Vrain Road (9th Avenue) , east of 75th Street.  

Total for today:   20,610 steps and  3:41 time.

This was a whole lot of open area, agricultural area, airport area today.  I actually walked very few ‘streets’.  Vance Brand Airport takes up a lot of this area, as well as the Seagate and Amgen industrial campuses.  The city of Longmont and Boulder County have some facilities here as well.  (BTW, I never knew that Amgen stood for Applied Molecular GENetics… did you?)

VANCE BRAND AIRPORT

I’ve never been to the airport before, and am not very familiar with the whole airplane culture, so it was interesting for me to see this on my walk.  That’s why I’ve put in that many pictures for the airport.

Vance Brand is Longmont’s ‘native son’… with an airport and school auditorium named after him.  When I walked Rogers Road immediately south of the airport, there were a hundred or more shoes on fence posts there.  Not sure what inspired that…

Vance Brand wikipedia

 

Vance Brand Airport

Vance Brand Airport

 

Snack time at the airport

Snack time at the airport

 

Going up from birds to rockets

Going up from birds to rockets

 

da plane! da plane!

da plane! da plane!

 

wind sock (and old grinding wheel?)

wind sock (and old grinding wheel?)

 

I guess I'm not sure exactly what airplanes use for fuel.  Apparently more expensive than car fuel...

I guess I’m not sure exactly what airplanes use for fuel. Apparently more expensive than car fuel…

 

tower at the airport

tower at the airport

 

one plane

one plane

 

many planes

many planes

 

plane storage

plane storage

 

shoes on the fence # 1

shoes on the fence # 1

 

many more shoes on the fence

a long row of shoes on the fence

 

Seagate wikipedia

Seagate (main entrance?)

Seagate (main entrance?)

 

Disk Drive (StorageTek used to have a Tape Drive as well)

Disc Drive (StorageTek used to have a Tape Drive as well)

 

Seagate from the back

Seagate from the back

As I walked on Nelson Road between Seagate and Amgen, I noticed the very nice house and barn east of Silver Creek High School are now completely gone (see my June 16 blog for pictures and a link to a story in the Times-Call about it).

By the way, the traffic going west-bound here on Nelson Road at 8am was VERY heavy… almost a constant stream of cars!

Amgen wikipedia

Amgen

Amgen

 

Amgen tank

Amgen tank

 

power station by Amgen

power station by Amgen

 

Amgen loading docks... 1,2,3,4  A,B,C,D

Amgen loading docks… A, B, C, D   1, 2, 3, 4

 

and the only other ‘internet’ reference I’ll make in today’s blog is to this house on Airport Road.  I love the ‘fairy’ motif they have in the front yard…

 Fairy photographs wiki  (Cottingley fairies)

Fairy house

Fairy house

 

front porch

front porch

 

front porch close-up

front porch close-up

 

fairy or angel?

fairy or angel?

 

reclining fairy

reclining fairy

 

blowing a kiss

blowing a kiss

 

AND THE BEST OF THE REST of the photos…

at the start of my walk (a little after 6 AM)

at the start of my walk (a little after 6 AM)

 

same scene at the end of my walk (with better light)

same scene at the end of my walk (with better light)

 

appealing sign

appealing sign

 

Wolf Pack trailer

Wolf Pack trailer

 

dog park

dog park

 

greeting me at the dog park

greeting me at the dog park

 

farm equipment for sale

farm equipment for sale

 

more farm equipment for sale

more farm equipment for sale

 

Boulder County Open Space & Transportation

Boulder County Open Space & Transportation

 

rustic cabin

rustic cabin

 

don't remember what this is

Boulder County Open Space (another view)

 

country mansion

country mansion

 

I haven't seen an irrigation ditch dam in MANY years

I haven’t seen an irrigation ditch dam in MANY years

 

old wagon

old wagon

 

vehicles and foothills west of town

vehicles and foothills west of town

 

oil rig equipment?

oil rig equipment?

 

old entryway

old entryway

 

Coyote Trail road winding off to the west

Coyote Trail road winding off to the west

 

horse property

horse property

 

business north of Seagate

business north of Seagate

 

BIG shed

BIG shed

 

farm house

farm house

 

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